MOORHOUSE IS MAKING MERRY AT FESTIVE GIGS ; Justin Is Just One of a Bevy of Comics Poised to Put a Seasonal Smile on Your Face

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MOORHOUSE IS MAKING MERRY AT FESTIVE GIGS ; Justin Is Just One of a Bevy of Comics Poised to Put a Seasonal Smile on Your Face


Walters, Sarah, Manchester Evening News


THERE really is nothing funny about the fact that, today, there's exactly two weeks left until Christmas Day.

So before the arguments over the remote and who's carving the turkey begin, we thought we'd take a look at a few of the special comedy parties coming up on the Greater Manchester comedy circuit right up to December 20.

We can give a hearty four star recommendation to Justin Moorhouse (Bury Met, tonight, Dec 11) who's back in the region with his Destiny Calling show - warning of the aches and pains of being 45, but the restorative properties of accepting the situation too.

A word to the wise, though: don't be too hasty to leave your seats and run for a quick exit because you'll miss Moorhouse's return to the stage and something you'll never unsee if you do. Moorhouse shifts over to the Comedy Store next weekend for a belting three days of the Best In Stand Up (Dec 18-20) where he's joined by Rob Deering and Jeff Innocent each night. This weekend, the same showcase has Joe Lycett and Markus Birdman on the bill compered by Phil Nichol (Dec11-13).

CityLife Award winner XS Malarkey kicks off its festive bash on December 15 - the one night a year on which the club waves its nominal entry fee to lay on comedy, canapes and video games for nowt, On Wednesday (Dec 16), songwriter extraordhilare (it was worth a pun punt) Adam Kay returns to Gorilla for another year of musical festive smut (see below) - in a way, his antidote to the panto season, but easily one of the best pieces of comic cabaret around. …

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